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February 15, 2023

More Self Love – Valentine 💜

Happy Self Love Valentine ♥️ Most of us are kind, caring and loving to others, but few of us grant ourselves the same care, love and kindness that we give to those we love. So on Valentine’s Day each year I like to invite my wonderful creative friends, to deepen their relationship with themselves and remind Read More

December 15, 2022

I’m going on a retreat, will you come! 🤩

Dear  <<First Name>>, The process of self empathy plays a huge role in my personal healing journey. Those of you’ve who’ve been on Life Book with me for a while will have joined me for an art lesson that included some kind of version of self empathy. I think extending kindness, love and understanding to ourselves in times of Read More

November 17, 2022

New Tote Bags & More! Yay! 🤩

Wow! So many exciting and inspiring things to share with you this week! 😊 First up, I wanted to let you know that I was interviewed for this really cool event called the ‘Creative Arts Apothecary’ by the delightful Marina Tselner! On this summit, a variety of expert speakers from around the world will be revealing their techniques for unlocking Read More

July 25, 2022

Okay, now this is cool!

How is life in your corner of the world? I hope you’re keeping safe and grounded in these times of turmoil, if you’re struggling; I understand and hold you in my heart. I love you, I’m sorry. It’s hard, I know. Life continues to be difficult for many of us. The only way I know Read More

November 19, 2021

Book of Days & Make a Journal ep.8

How are you over there? Are you settling into the end of the 2021 year? To be honest with you: it’s all been a bit of a blur to me, still so much is going on with the pandemic and general turmoil; I’ve been pretty down/ blue with it all. At times I just want Read More

October 29, 2021

Poetry & Art

I just had a coaching session with the amazing Sarah Peyton (she does trauma work) in which we discussed how sometimes we find vices that provide a sense of comfort that usually mothering provides. It was a fascinating session and reminded me how important it is to develop a practice of gentle self care that includes respectful self-connection and Read More

October 26, 2021

Self Empathy Portrait

How have you been doing since the Life Book Taster Sessions finished? Going through art withdrawal symptoms? I totally understand! When I don’t art for a while, I really feel it! Art withdrawal symptoms tend to manifest as feeling grumpy, ungrounded and stuck! Luckily there are always solutions to art withdrawal! Firstly; come join us on Life Read More

October 21, 2021

Finish a journal – Episode 7

NEW Episode: Finish A Journal! Yay!! Did you know that I have heaps and heaps of art journals? And did you know that pretty much NONE of them are fully finished/ filled up? Ha! It kinda breaks my heart when I go through my journals and it’s a mixed bag of ‘beautifully finished pages’ and ‘meh what is Read More

August 09, 2021

The Beast

The Beast. I spent 4 hours wrestling with this beast of a painting last night. It’s a beast because it’s large 20 x 20”, and it’s a beast because it was created on heavy, cradled (maple) wood board. It was also a beast because it fought me with a snarl, tooth and nail. You likely Read More

March 27, 2020

💜 Free resources for staying home.

Explore Our Free Resources Dear Creative Friend, Sending you a hug and love while we are collectively going through these very strange times. I hope you are managing to stay grounded and calm, perhaps with your art supplies and some music. I had an insight the other day after another 2 hours of crying and Read More

November 28, 2019

My Fav Art Supplies – Updated! :)

Hey there fabulous friends! :) Time for a more up to date blog post on my favourite art supplies! I’ve been pretty consistent over the years with which supplies I’ve favoured, but it has changed quite a bit in the last couple of years, so I thought I’d do a new bloggie on this for Read More

November 01, 2019

Embracing Yourself Fully

Quirky Birds first came to me about 6/7 years ago in 2013. I found myself doodling one day and ended up creating this odd/ strange/ asymmetrical little bird characters who seemed to be totally happy within themselves. They had a joy of life in them and a self love and self acceptance I envied for sure! Read More